Good golf! Course may open this spring

Good golf! Course may open this spring

Heavy rains worked for, against efforts to establish plants, grasses

The under-construction Newport Dunes Golf Course now is almost completely grassed, and the facility could open for play in late...

Last hurrah

Last hurrah


With one afternoon remaining before fall classes begin, a group of Port Aransas children play on a kayak on the...

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Input sought on public works dept.

Want to express your opinion of the city’s public works department? Now’s your chance. But first, you have to get...

Day turns to dusk

Day turns to dusk


Silhouetted by the sunset, the captain of the R.E. Stotzer Jr. steers his ferry toward the landing on Harbor Island...

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Was TEA boss squeezed out?


Dr. Shirley Neeley, the former superintendent of schools in Galena Park who Gov. Rick Perry named the Texas Commissioner of Education in early 2004, left...

Sports-challenged, but still cheering


I’m gonna fess up here. I was a high school cheerleader from 1968-1971, and I didn’t know what a first down was until 1976 when...

Maybe it’s time to find Sasquatch

Steve Martaindale

On March 11, 1967, the ivory-billed woodpecker made its debut as an endangered species, which was optimistic since there was no solid evidence that any...

Island Agenda


DAILY • Community Park Swimming Pool offers swim lessons and lap swimming, water exercise. Open daily except Mondays for swimming and more. Call 749-2416 for information. • Free use of...

Holiday tennis tourney slated

Holiday tennis tourney slated


Add a little tennis to your Labor Day holiday plans. Head for the school courts on Station Street on Saturday morning, Sept. 1, for a round robin mixed doubles tennis...

Schweitzer

Schweitzer

Georgia Schweitzer died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, in Rockport. She was 87, and formerly of Port Aransas. Schweitzer was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Edgeworth, and moved to Port Aransas...


Good golf! Course may open this spring

Good golf! Course may open this spring

Heavy rains worked for, against efforts to establish plants, grasses

The under-construction Newport Dunes Golf Course now is almost completely grassed, and the facility could open for play in late spring or early summer next year, project officials said in...

Last hurrah

Last hurrah


With one afternoon remaining before fall classes begin, a group of Port Aransas children play on a kayak on the beach near Horace Caldwell Pier on Sunday, Aug. 26. From...

Give your 2¢ worth

Input sought on public works dept.

Want to express your opinion of the city’s public works department? Now’s your chance. But first, you have to get online. Starting Thursday, Sept. 6, the City of Port Aransas’...

Day turns to dusk

Day turns to dusk


Silhouetted by the sunset, the captain of the R.E. Stotzer Jr. steers his ferry toward the landing on Harbor Island on Saturday, Aug. 25.

‘Night Watch’ auditions slated

‘Night Watch’ auditions slated


Four women and five men are needed for the November production at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Auditions are scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5 and 6, and will be held at the theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361. The actors will be auditioning for spots in the...

Painting away

Painting away


Dr. Lee A. Fuiman, director of the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas (MSI), paints a board that will be part of the MSI exhibit, located in the new park office building at I.B. Magee Beach Park. The exhibit is being put together by MSI...

Champagne cruise, mini-taste is 35 tickets short of selling out


Only 35 tickets are left for the Port Aransas Rotary Club’s Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas. “If you want tickets, you’d better come get them,” said Rob Phillips at ValueBank Texas of Port Aransas where the tickets are being sold. The fundraiser is set for Friday, Sept. 7,...

Pool admission cut in half on Monday


Jump in and swim for less at the Port Aransas Community Park Pool on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. The annual Splash Day allows people to swim for half the regular price beginning at noon at the pool, 700 Clark Pkwy., off Ross Avenue. Lap swimming is set from noon...

Beach yoga sessions set Labor Day, also on September 8


Spend your Labor Day with relaxing exercise on the beach. A special holiday session of Yoga on the Beach has been set for Monday, Sept. 3. Additionally, the regular monthly class is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8. Both classes will start at 8 a.m., next to Horace Caldwell Pier, at...

School is in session

School is in session

PASTOR'S PEN

Well, it is that time of year again: School has started. I don’t know about you, but I’m quite ecstatic. We had a good summer, but I am ready for my routine back. So, with that being said, I thought it would be a good time to remind all of...

New building site blessed

New building site blessed


Parishioners looked on as Bishop Edmund Carmody blessed the site and ground was broken for a new St. Joseph Catholic Church building Saturday, Aug. 4. Construction is due to start any day, said parish secretary Mary Angel, and costs will run around $2 million for the building. Below is the...

Work on new building to begin

CATHOLICS BREAK GROUND

Ground was broken for a new St. Joseph Catholic Church building Saturday, Aug. 4. Parishioners looked on as Bishop Edmund Carmody blessed the site. Construction is due to start any day, said parish secretary Mary Angel, with costs expected to run around $2 million. The diocese has decided the new...

POLICE BLOTTER

CITY OF PORT ARANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

MONDAY, AUG. 20 6:35 P .M . An officer responding to a report of a drunk driver at Beach Access Road 1A and the beach charged a man with public intoxication (PI). 8:52 p.m. Ememrgency Medical Service (EMS) workers took an injured person from the 300 block of South Ninth...

Police catch auto burglar with goods


Port Aransas police charged two people with burglary of a vehicle on Wednesday, Aug. 22, after the burglary victim located their car and called police. Detective Lt. Darryl Johnson said the victim noticed that her purse was missing from her vehicle on Aug. 22 after she saw a man walking...

A kiss goodbye

A kiss goodbye


Gina Stevenson gives a goodbye kiss to her son, Kristopher, after dropping him off for his first day in first grade at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. Monday, Aug. 27, was the first day of classes throughout the Port Aransas Independent School District.

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

PAISD: On the cutting edge

As we begin a new school year, we begin with a feeling of renewal. To some extent that is true of every school year, but this year seems to be different. PAISD is on the cutting edge of providing academic excellence for all students. We are not only feeling renewed...

Inspired

Inspired


Carrie Dulaney with sons, Aidan Dulaney, 7, and Cade Dulaney, 4, all of Austin, hold up a nice trout caught Monday, Aug. 13. It was caught while fishing at the very northwest rock of the jetties. They were visiting the boys’ grandparents, Mike and Sue Dulaney of Port Aransas and...

PA ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SPECIAL MEETING,THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2007 6 P.M. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

I. Call Meeting to Order II. Items for Discussion and/or Action A. Consider/Approve an Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credits with the State of Texas B. Consider/Approve the Final Amended Budget for the 2006- 2007 School Year C. Public Hearing for the 2007-2008 Budget D. Public Hearing on the...

Overall first

Overall first


The Port Aransas Swim Team poses with trophies, as they ended the season with the Corpus Christi Aquatics Department league in first place overall. The team was undefeated at all dual meets. Coach Nana Ward is planning to hold stroke and turn clinics during the school year so the team...

Good performance

Cross country team competes at season opening track meet

Port Aransas High School’s cross country team members shed some of that summer-time weight gain at the season’s opening track meet hosted by Corpus Christi Moody High School on Saturday, Aug. 25. The advantage of competing on the bayfront at Cole Park was lost without the usual seabreeze to cool...

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